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I don’t have 1.2 Billion Dollars in my Account – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the report that he has $1.2 billion (about N400 billion) in his bank account is “fake and vicious’’. The minister stated this on Thursday in Ilorin at the Annual National Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) with the theme; “Communicating Values for Development and Sustainability’’. The minister said that the report was invented by opposition and naysayers to malign him and the

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2 Brazilians Arrested at Lagos Airport after Cocaine worth N310m was Found Hidden in Food Cans in their Luggage

Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina and Lima Pereira Erick Diego Two Brazilians have been arrested by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over alleged drug trafficking. The duo – Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36 and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20 – who traveled from São Paulo, Brazil, claimed to be tourists. A statement by NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju said that the drugs were carefully hidden in food cans inside their luggage. 9.4kg of cocaine was

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253 Nigerians Voluntarily Return from Libya

No fewer than 253 more Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Airbus A330-200 with registration mark 5A-LAT operated by Libya Airlines. The aircraft landed about 6.45pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The returnees were made up of of 102 males, 140 females, six children and five infants. They were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)and the Nigerian embassy in Libya. The returnees were received at

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FRSC Recalls its Officials Caught Sleeping on Duty after Allegedly Taking Alcohol

The sleeping officials The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that the three suspected drunken men in uniform whose photographs are circulating on social media are its officials. The spokesman of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement on Monday, said that the officials were of the Nteje Unit Command in Anambra. Kazeem said the men had been recalled to their Sector Command for “administrative and disciplinary action”. The photograph was posted on Facebook by one Ndubuisi

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Swedish Court sentences 3 Men to Prison for gang-raping a Woman and Live Streaming on Facebook

A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three young men to prison for gang-raping a woman and live streaming the attack on Facebook. Reza Mohammed Ahmadi, 21, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison for rape and accessory to rape, Maysam Afshar, 18, was sentenced to one year in prison for rape, a reduced sentence because of his age and Emil Khodagholi, a 21-year-old was sentenced to six months in prison for posting the rape on Facebook, and failing to report it. . Ahmadi and

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President Buhari is Working from home – Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari is working from his official residence at the State House, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed has said. According to TheCable, Mohammed made this known to journalists at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in which Buhari was absent. “We just concluded the federal executive council meeting, I’m sure you noticed that the president was not there. He was not there because he asked that he be allowed to rest and asked

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PHOTOS: Amazing Carnival Display Led by Gov. Lalong and Sports Min. Dalung- Jos Carnival 2017

History was made over the weekend in Jos Plateau state as the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Hospitality flagged off the first ever Jos Carnival 2017. Starting off with a Children's Parade, Mountaineering, the Musical Fiesta and the grand finale was the Street parade and Carnival Display. The State Governor, Rt Hon. Simon Lalong Leading the parade with the Honorable Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung well dressed in classic traditional regalia. Jos to the world! Amazing Photos

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Emir Sanusi Calls for Promotion of Girl-child Education in the North

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on Northern leaders to promote girl-child education in the region. Sanusi made the call during the inauguration of Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences laboratory complex in Kano on Monday.‎ ‎‎He urged the leaders to give priority to female education as they did with their male counterparts. ‎‎”The people need to prioritise their commitment toward the education of female just like their male counterpart.‎ We appeal to everybody,

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7 Persons Die, 136 Others Missing as Boat Capsizes in Kebbi State

Over seven people have been confirmed dead and another seven hospitalised inNgaski local government area, Kebbi state as a boat returning from Malali Market with about 150 passengers capsized along River Niger recently. The Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, Alhaji Sulaiman Muhammad, confirmed this incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ngaski. He said that efforts are ongoing between fishermen and the

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Video: Angry youths attack House of Reps member & a Senator in Katsina state

Angry youths in Katsina state yesterday used stones, shoes, chairs and other objects to attack Senator Abu Ibrahim representing Katsina south and a member representing Bakori/Danja in the house of representatives, Amiru Tukur, at a political event organised by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC). The National Assembly members were in the state to receive some defecting PDP and APGA members to APC when the youths began attacking them. It took a combined effort of security

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I Acted in Self-defence, Says Man Arrested for Handcuffing Wife to Generator in Ogun

Obiageli. Photo Credit: PUNCH One Ifeanyi Ajaero, 37, a member of the disbanded Merchant Navy has been arrested by officers of the Ogun State Police command for handcuffing his wife, Obiageli, 28 to a generator. PUNCH reports that he incident occurred at Ewooluwo, in the Sagamu area of the state. Ifeanyi was arrested after neighbours alerted the police. Ifeanyi was also accused of beating Obiageli on several occasions. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi,

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